Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC), in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Sydney, is proud to present the return of their FREE monthly Italian Film Series.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, for the time being, the Italian Film Series will be screened online with bookings essential via www.casulapowerhouse.com.
The year 2020 marks what would have been Federico Fellini's 100th birthday and to celebrate the Italian Film Series begins with the lauded La Dolce Vita (Tues 23 June) before a screening of his most iconic and sardonic film, I Vitelloni (Tues 21 July). Contemporary Italian cinema will also feature as a part of series with 2009's rom-com Dieci Inverni (Tues 25 Aug) also screening.
"Now more than ever is the time for us to connect through the shared experience of shared stories. And there's no better way than through enjoying incredible cinema from talented filmmakers," said CPAC Director Craig Donarsk
"In a time when travelling to distant countries feels a long way off, the Italian Film Series will provide an opportunity to escape and experience this wonderful culture from the comfort of home," he said.
"Through films we can travel and dream" said ICI Director Lillo Guarneri. "Great filmmakers can transcend our real moments, at time difficult like the current one, and transform our surroundings to an imaginable world. Make yourself comfortable, sit back, recline and with Fellini and Mieli in no time you'll find yourself in Rome, in Rimini and in Venice," he said.
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La Dolce Vita
Tuesday 23 June | 7pm
The film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the "sweet life" of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness.
Tuesday 21 July | 7pm
Five young men linger in a post adolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall.
Tuesday 25 August | 7pm
Born of a chance meeting in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over 10 winters as new lovers come and go but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms.